Here we go again! Another "I stole it from the MINI Club contest!" If you aren't familiar with the first contest, check out this thread: http://www.mnmazda.com/forum/showthread.php?1187-The-I-Stole-it-from-the-Mini-Club-Contest. The idea is the same as last time, with some tweaks and new ideas, but the premise remains the same. WHAT: Photo scavenger hunt with your car. WHO: All regular members (mods and admins are excluded) WHEN: Over the course of the next 8 weeks. WHERE: Here and around the twin cities area. WHY: FOR FUN! DETAILS: One of the mods will post up a clue of some sort. There will be two regular clues a week, for a total of 16 clues. Each clue will be a "story-type" clue, similar to the ones from the previous contest. Your mission, should you chose to accept it, is to get a picture of YOUR CAR that meets the criteria of the clue. This will require you to actually get out of your car, none of the bogus pics from inside your car this time. A pic from inside your car showing the dashboard DOES NOT COUNT. The picture must show your car (the exterior) meeting the criteria of the clue. Scoring: Scoring will be based on who gets a picture posted first, and will be as follows for each regular clue. 1st - 10 pts 2nd - 9 pts 3rd - 8 pts 4-xxth - 6 pts Note: The only post we care about is the post that contains the picture. We will go based on the timestamp of that post, OR THE LATEST EDIT TO THAT POST. If you post up saying "I got the pic, just need to upload it", we don't care. We want to see the pic. If you do that and post the pic later, you get credit for the time the picture is uploaded. IF YOU EDIT A POST THAT CONTAINS YOUR PICTURE, we will use the time of the edit on that post. Since we can only see the last time the post was editted, we have to go by the latest time. Also, only one entry per person, per clue. Only your first entry will be counted. Also- ALL clues are open, and therefore scoreable, until the contest is closed. So even if you join halfway through, you can still rack up a pile of points. Bonus Points: For each clue, there will be opportunity for 1 bonus point, based simply on moderator vote for the most creative/funniest/best picture that meets the criteria. THIS IS BASED SOLELY ON MOD DISCRETION. There will, however, be a hard limit of 10 pts per clue. This means if you get first place on the clue AND get voted best pic, you still only get 10 pts. If you do that, you're still preventing others from gaining that precious point though, so try and make every one the best. PRIZES: 3rd place - $10 Gift Cert to Holiday 2nd place - $20 Gift Cert to Holiday 1st place - $30 Gift Cert to Holiday and a free MNMazda.com t-shirt. ============= BONUS BONUS Over the course of this contest, we're going to reveal four bonus clues. These clues will be revealed at random times. You won't earn regular points, but will earn points that go towards earning a bonus prize. The point structure will be the same as the regular clues, only with DOUBLE bonus points available. These special bonus clues will be PHOTO clues. One of the mods will post a picture at a location somewhere in the metro area. Your job will be to get a picture of your car at the same place. ============================================================== Current Scores - Updated 5/22, 1000 Kyle- 143 pts + one internet for hilarity. (38 bonus) Adrian - 131 pts (20 Bonus) Kris - 108 pts Grappler - 6 pts Well, it appears we have a winner!!! I doubled checked all of the scoring and compiled it in an excel spreadsheet. The scores above are correct! In first place, Kyle!!! In second place, Adrian!! In third place, Kris! The winner of the secret bonus, Kyle!!! ============================================================== THE CLUES #1 Rice (Adrian, Kyle, Kris) RICE RICE BABY TOO SLOW TOO SLOW. Ricers are the plague of the sport compact world. Shitty wings, shittier tail lights, altezza tails, APC stickers, you know the type. We here at MNMazda do not endorse rice. But- it exists. Go find a piece of misdirected youth, and take a pic with it. #2 Mazda Dealer (Adrian, Kyle) So, our cars were all new at one point. Some of us even bought them from the dealer that way. Your job, go to a Mazda dealer. Take a shot in the parking lot with a salesman in front of your car. ZOOM ZOOM. #3 Mullet Mobile (Adrian, Kris, Kyle, Grappler) The mullet. Natures way of identifying who REALLY wants to party. Because the man can't keep you down, right? Well, these amazing creatures drive a rather choice set of vehicles. The mullet is known to be seen in such rides as the GTO, the Trans Am, the Camaro, and most prominently, the Mustang. Because when you rock THAT hard, you have to prove it with a big flashy muscle car, right? Go find one of these special vehicles, and get a pic. #4 Goodwill (Kris, Adrian, Kyle) Attention all sports fans! GO SPORTS! YAY TEAM! Seems a lot of us are into different sporting events. Football, basketball, hockey, whatever. However, in today's sagging economy, it's REALLY hard to maintain a good set of equipment. (Cleats is expensive, yo) A less expensive option might be purchasing that equipment used. Say- at a Goodwill? Go to Goodwill. Get a pic, of your car at Goodwill. (I might accept Savers or Salvation Army if you REALLY can't get to a Goodwill and can make a case of it). #5 Tow Truck (Adrian, Kris, Kyle) The joys of owning a modified vehicle. You've spent all your time and money making it into something more than the sum of its parts. Wheels, intakes, upgraded suspension, all goes into the pot of building a personalized ride. The only problem is, the more you modify it, the more likely it is to break, usually at a most inconvenient time. While I have an unfair advantage of being able to use a truck and trailer pretty much whenever, not everyone does. When this happens, we have to call the ol' tow truck to come fetch our wounded pride and joy. Go get a pic with one of these saviors of the roadway. #6 Quick Lube (Kris, Kyle, Adrian) Dinosaurs. You ever sit and think about dinosaurs? They were big, mean, and had lots of razor sharp teeth (at least the cool ones did). Unfortunately for us, they died many years ago, so we can't exactly go out and domesticate a t-rex. However, they did provide us with one byproduct that we all know, and while we may not love - need. I'm talking about oil. Keeps the engine lubricated and prevents you from going zoom-zoom-boom. And while I like to think of myself as handy with a set of tools, I don't always have time to do it myself. This is where the local Qwik-Lube comes in. I'm usually in and out in 10 minutes, my car ready for another round of fun and shenanigans. What you need to do is, go to get a pic of your car at one of these establishments. REMEMBER - DON'T BUY THE AIR FILTER! #7 Triple MSRP (Adrian, Kyle, Kris) Mazda. A name that is synonymous with unprecedented value for the dollar, in both performance, and comfort. Mazda continually offers one of the best values on the market. Other vehicles, not as much. There are a LOT of pricier options out there that people seem to think are better than a Mazda. Your task. Find a vehicle whose cost new was at least three times greater than your car was when it was new (MSRP). Also, no cheating and taking pics at a dealer for this one. We only want cars “in the wild.” #8 Porn Shop (Adrian, Kyle, Kris) Ahhhh... the joys of being an adult. You have access to gambling, beer, and most importantly PORN. Sure you think you might not need it. You have a boy/girlfriend that is an absolute WILDCAT in the sack. No need to fap, right? WRONG. Sooner or later, you're going to do something that makes that person angry. Maybe you were out partying all night. Maybe instead of watching American Idol, you were hanging out with your car club friends. Perhaps installing an intercooler in the Porky's parking lot, who knows. When that happens, you're going to feel awful lonely. Nothing cures that feeling better than a little of the self love. And you're going to need some "materials" to work with right? Your task at hand is to get a pic of your vehicle in front of an adult bookstore type establishment. One that would sell the movies and other needs to make sure you aren't going back to the JCPenney's bra section from 1985. #9 CINCO DE MAYO! (Kyle BONUS!) Ah yes, that time of year where our Hispanic brethren celebrate their independence from France, or Spain, or something. Either way, they're happy. And one of the hallmarks of the Latino community is their unique take on automobile decoration. Your job, is to get a pic of your car along with one of these wonderful "Mexi-fests". Shitty chrome, Virgin Mary stickers, "GONZALEZ" in Olde English on the window, you know what we want. #10 Courthouse (Kris, Adrian, Kyle) Monday morning. You're up, you're awake, and you're feeling good. You have the day off......because you have to go to court. For whatever reason 5-0 has deemed you a scofflaw and decided that you needed a ticket as penance. You probably deserved the ticket. In fact, you may actually know what you're getting pulled over for before he flips his cherries on. However, you're like me, and are creative enough with your interpretation of the law, that you are actually willing to waste time in a courtroom trying to get out of said ticket. What we need you to do, is get a picture of your car in the parking lot of the local courthouse. #11 Old Car (Kyle, Kris, Adrian) Ahhhhhh, the good old days. Before the internet, before mp3's, when tape decks were king. If you were alive then, you remember the days. What you may not remember is the rides available. To refresh your memory, I want you to get a picture of a car manufactured before Bill Clinton was president. If you don't know when that was, look it up. I'm not going to help you. BUT- I will be doing my best to verify the age of said vehicle. I'll consult James if I have to. #12 THE GUN SHOW (Kyle) We all love guido poses. We all love guido poses with guns. Go to your local gun shop (Dicks doesn't count, we want the sketchy in the hood gun shop) and do a guido pose with your car. #13 Beer Ad (Kyle, Adrian, Kris) BEER IS GOOD! IT ARE GO GOOD WITH PIZZA! Ok, enough shenanigans. Well maybe. But anyhow, we all like beer. At least the ones of us that drink. Get us a pic of your favorite beer, in an advert, with your car. Beer sign, beer truck........ beer tub girl? The possibilities are endless! #14 Subway (Adrian, Kris, Kyle) BCS. It's the chant of the MNMazda crew every summer, on Wednesday evenings. We all know and love this sauce laden delight. As one of Porky’s lesser known sandwiches, we usually baffle the hell out of the staff there when we order a dozen of them. We've seen the single, the single with bacon, the single with bacon and cheese, and even the fabled DOUBLE. Double bacon, double cheese, double chicken. One other place that serves anything close is Subway. Go get a pic in front of a Subway establishment, where we can all go for refuge in the Porky’s offseason. 15 Emergency Vehicle (Kris, Kyle, Adrian) Greetings car fans! Now at one point or another, we have all known the long arm of the law. Be it tint tickets, car fires, or needing a ride from the WONDERFUL people that provide Emergency Medical Transportation, you've seen the flashing lights. These lights can be a hindrance, but mostly, they're there to make sure we can live to enjoy our cars another day. Your task, is to get a pic of your car alongside one of these emergency vehicles. #16 Pawn Shop (Adrian, Kyle) In the past, we've all had things stolen from us. I was once the victim of auto part theft, when a spare set of wheels mysteriously disappeared from my storage space at a previous residence. This made me sad, as I was out 250$. One of our other forum members was even less fortunate, when his wheels decided to take a vacation from his garage, and were not discovered missing until weeks later. Where did these wheels end up? Who knows. What I do know, is that a LOT of questionably acquired wheel and tire combinations tend to end up at the pawn shop. Go to the pawn shop, and discover what treasures they have. And while you're there, if you happen to take a pic of your car with the pawn shop as a backdrop, even better. To sweeten the amusement for me, you're banned from going to Pawn America. That's cheating, because they aren't all that suspect. We only want the sketchy pawn shops. Is that.... our first sekrit clue? It might be. Study hard kids, anyone with any knowledge of MNMazda should get this one easy. Good luck kids! Had to ratchet it up a bit for this one. Huh, a piktar. And another. That would be..... our 4 sekrit clues!